Caring For
Your Child's
Hair & Skin

Caring for your little ones hair

Whether you have a baby with a head as soft as silk or a teenager whose hair hasn’t seen a bottle of shampoo or brush for months, we understand there will be times when some common hair care challenges rear their ugly heads (excuse the pun) from birth, right up until puberty hits. But fear not, we can guide you through the pitfalls with our straightforward advice.

4 to 8 years old

As children keep growing, so does their hair, and it’s likely that you’ll see quite a change in their locks during this period. When they start school or nursery and become more mobile and independent, they’ll also become more prone to unwanted visitors taking up camp in the hair.

This is when you’ll probably want to start incorporating regular ‘wet combing’ and nit checks into your bath time routine to avoid nasties taking over. No doubt, our Vosene Kids Lice Repellent range will be a welcome addition to your household at this stage. Using Vosene Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo and Advanced Conditioning Defence Spray together will ensure your little ones have squeaky-clean hair and help them to be nit-free. And the natural ingredients in the products – tea tree oil, lemon eucalyptus and citronella – are great at warding off pesky pests.

Healthy, happy children are more likely to have healthy-looking, happy hair. This means feeding them a varied, well-balanced diet, making sure they drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep and follow an effective hair care routine. If you stick to these basics, you’ll be well on your way to helping them achieve lovely locks.

What hair care products and accessories are essential for young hair?

Each child’s hair is different: long, short, curly, straight, dry or oily. But whatever their hair type, it’s certainly worth thinking about investing in some products and accessories that will help care for hair and bring some much-needed calm to bath time.

It’s very easy to feel bamboozled by the vast array of products out there, but stick to some simple rules when it comes to choosing products for your little ones locks and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bathroom:

  • Choose gentle, lightweight products that moisturise and condition the hair without weighing it down and making it look dull
  • Invest in a good brush and wide-toothed comb – a paddle brush is perfect for combatting tangles
  • Chlorine damages the hair, so always use an effective after swim product, such as Vosene Kids Gentle to Skin After Swim Hair & Body Wash, which zaps chlorine and other impurities
  • Always follow a hair wash with conditioner to keep hair strong, smooth and healthy-looking

Hair checklist 4 to 8 years-old:

  • Have regular trims – this will keep hair healthy-looking and tangle-free
  • Keep critters at bay with ‘wet combing’ and regular nit checks –don’t forget the Vosene Kids Lice Repellent products as they will help you in your quest for nit-free hair
  • Encourage more independence in the bath – let them slather on the conditioner and comb their hair
  • Wash hair more regularly as it gets longer and thicker

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